4 Unique Ways To Make A Baby Blanket Gift

Since babies hold such a special place in our memories, a quilt made just for them can be a treasured keepsake. Quilts made from baby clothing can also be kept and given to your child when they get older as a special gift that they will cherish forever. Baby quilts can also be given as gifts to special nieces, nephews and friends, and will be greatly appreciated.

We have a wonderful family tradition of everyone making at least one homemade gift for Christmas to give another family member. My children have all made at least one blanket to give a family member. The fabrics are fun to choose and put together as we think of the personality of the family members. We have a daughter very much into music so there are always musical motif fabrics in her quilts, a son who loves insects so a quilt with ants or other insects are often made for him. There is the wonderful John Deere fabrics to make beautiful quilts. If you have a hobby or interest there is sure to be a fabric just right to personalize your blanket.

This caused most families to start saving bits and pieces of scrap material. It was not uncommon to see bins of random materials scattered in small piles of the early colonial homes as they hoped to gather enough to eventually construct a quilt.

The best bed you can make for your Retriever inside the house is with a woolen blanket – an old one – and keep its meal and water, close by all the time. If inside the house and sleeping with you in your bedroom, well, you better be prepared to get up twice or thrice to take it outdoors for it to answer nature’s call. You will get used to it, and so will your pet! You bet!

However, if we have kids at home, we could not just pick any kind of quilt for any family member. Especially boys, they tend to get as picky as the girls when it comes to these. Where and how can we get ideas for boys of different age ranges?

Blanket Quilt Shortly after her death I came across the quilt that she made for my mother a few years before losing her eyesight. Suddenly it began to dawn upon me. When I looked at the quilt, I did not see a blanket. Instead, I saw a scrapbook made from material. It was as if, by looking at the quilt, I was paging through my family album. I remembered the times when we baked cookies with my mother, the times when my sisters and I played with our tea-set, the first “Superman”-movie I saw with my dad, my first day at school, the visits we had with our grandparents and many other special memories. Each memory was carefully interwoven into this quilt.

For a crazy quilt, large or small, you should work on a square or rectangle of muslin or plain fabric. Working 12″ or smaller is recommended so that the piecing is easier to handle.

Quilts are what most people are familiar with, I won’t say everyone because there’s always someone who is the exception to the rule, and most likely you have one or more quilts on your bed right now.